Associated Students

A.S. Campus Life Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University




Executive Vice President Becca Cohen called the meeting to order at 3:33 PM.



A. Voting Members Present: Becca Cohen, Jacqueline Karczewski, Cassie Zimmerman, Gabrielle Gray, Alyssa Carbajal, Hassan Abdinur, Grace Diaz, Gabriela Leverette, Dara Majdi, Kelsey Schroeder, Michelle Ong, Corey Polant, Tianna Williams, Josh Morse, Javier Gomez, Morgan Chan, Mariah Kelly

B. Voting Members Absent: Tyler Aguilar, Jordan Wells

C. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Christina Brown, Clarice Mendoza, Washington Navarrete, Josh Garman, Dr. Timothy Quinnan

D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: None

E. Visitors Present: Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Alex Johnstone, Adam Burkhart, Austin Dean, Luke Henning, Nick Serrano, Corey Husted, Lauren Acosta


It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of October 30, 2013.


Javier Gomez made a friendly amendment to add a Campus Movie Fest presentation under University Reports and Presentations as Item D. Mariah made a friendly amendment to add an information item about the funding of the Calpulli Health Advisory Board’s open house event as Item B under Items for Consideration.

The agenda was approved as amended.


It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of October 16, 2013.





A. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Tim Quinnan reported:

1. Heather LaPerle has been hired as our university’s campus internship coordinator, an initiative that was in accordance with the strategic plan. SDSU students now have a central person to contact when looking for an internship, unlike in the past where students only had the option of turning to their respective colleges. Congratulations Heather!

B. Student Support Commission Update – Student Support Commissioner, Corey Polant, and Student Support Commission Representative, Alyssa Carbajal reported:

1. Corey Polant and Alyssa Carbajal gave a presentation on the Student Support Commission and its purpose and goals for the year, as well as changes they have made since last year’s government restructuring. The Commission will be hosting forums as needed throughout the year and will be working to build up the Commuter Student Board to increase fair representation of commuters.

C. Judicial Affairs Council Update – Alex Johnstone, Justice, reported:

1. The Judicial Affairs Council is still conducting interviews to fill the positions of Elections Coordinator, Sustainability Commission Representative, and Board of Director Student-at-Large. Planning for the ASUB Commission Representative is also taking place.

2. In two weeks, Judicial Affairs Council will be asking commissions and boards to attend their meeting to discuss changes to their bylaws.

D. Campus Movie Fest – ASUB Special Events Coordinator, Lorena Acosta reported:

1. Campus Move Fest is coming to SDSU from November 13-23. The company will be coming to our campus and it provides materials for students to make a five minute film. The finale event will be on Saturday, November 23 at the Fowler Family Ballroom at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, starting at 7 PM. Student teams whose films get chosen have the opportunity to compete regionally and then nationally for prizes. Sign up now at or in Aztec Mesa 107 by November 13.


A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)

It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.


B. Calpulli Health Advisory Board Funding:

Mariah Kelly and Dr. Quinnan stated that Student Affairs will be taking care of the Calpulli Health Advisory Board’s request for funds for their Calpulli Open House event. In the future, all advisory boards will be informed of where to request funds for their events.

It was moved and approved to not approve the portion of the CPF minutes originally tabled from the October 16 minutes, granting funds to the Calpulli Health Advisory Board.



A. Becca Cohen, Executive Vice President:

1. Jenna Beuck is Becca Freshmen Leadership Experience Team member who will be shadowing Becca for the next few weeks. Please say hello and share your knowledge with her.

2. Thank you to everyone for making Homecoming and Homecoming Pep Rally a huge success.

3. The Aztec Nights evaluation group had their first meeting today. The members will be reviewing the process of fall’s Aztec Night events and formatting the spring events accordingly. If you have any feedback on this past semester’s events, please contact Becca.

4. Basketball tickets are available for this Friday! Pick up your student tickets at the Viejas Ticket Office today.

B. Josh Morse, President:

1. Thank you to everyone for their dedication and commitment to Homecoming these past few weeks!

2. Josh is sitting on the College of Business Dean search and the search committee is currently listing the qualities they’d like to see in the new Dean. Josh is also undergoing this process for the provost as well. Currently, it is planned to have a new College of Business Dean by the spring semester.

3. This past weekend, Josh attended the Campanile Foundation retreat and great planning for the next couple of years occurred.

4. The Corporate Affiliate Strategic Planning Group that Josh serves on is working on building relationships with corporate entities.

C. Javier Gomez, Vice President of External Relations:

1. The Rock the Vote event was today! Thank you to Josh and Gabby for performing and thank you to Grace for helping out. A lot of students were registered to vote todays thanks to your efforts.

2. AztecTV was at the rally and at Homecoming.

3. GNP needs members! Meetings are on Thursdays at 4:30 PM in Aztec Mesa 104. Tell your friends and anyone you know that wants to help the community or get involved with A.S.!

4. Josh and Javier will be attending CSSA Fresno State is this weekend.

5. Be safe for Halloween tomorrow!

D. Mariah Kelly, Vice President of Financial Affairs:

1. Aztecs Rock Hunger was just this past Sunday. Thank you to everyone who came of the Homecoming game to help out. There were a total of 20 volunteers and $1,300 was raised at the game. The campaign went very well this year. The bins will be picked up this Friday and the winner announcement is scheduled for November 18 at 10 AM downtown.

2. Let your commissions and organizations know that there are travel funds still available. Apply now!

3. For the Aztec Student Union grand dedication week, Mariah will be working with a few different constituents about Culture and Arts Day. Anyone who is interested in the programming for that

E. Morgan Chan, Vice President of University Affairs:

1. Bicycle/Skateboard Day is being discussed heavily in University Affairs Board. The Student Support Commission will also be working on the 11/21 event. Volunteers will be observing that activity on campus concerning the bike lane and other heavy bike and skateboard traffic areas. A forum will also be held that day at Scripps Cottage. Ultimately, this event will be aiming to figure out how to shift students, faculty, and staff’s into this new culture.

2. College council representatives should have already sent out their monthly e-mail for the month of October. Look in your e-mail inboxes for that!

3. Please report any issues you have to the executive officers, Jennifer, Christina, or any of the student-at-large Board of Directors. Empower your members to get involved in your organization/commission/board’s initiatives and delegate responsibilities to allow them to rise to the occasion.

4. The College of Business Dean search is going very well.

F. Josh Garman, Board of Director Student-at-Large:

1. Queer Student Union’s Big Gay BBQ – food will be served at 4 PM and the drag show begins at 6:30 PM on November 17, located at Scripps Cottage.

2. Lt. Col Dave Grossman will be speaking on post-traumatic stress disorder on November 5 at 1 PM at the Donald P. Shiley Bioscience Center.

3. "Veteran Lecture Series" – Discussing the desegregation of the military on November 6 at 3 PM, taking place in the Love Library in the Leon Williams Room 430.

G. Michelle Ong, Student Diversity Commissioner:

1. AChA: Rubio’s Fundraiser tonight from 2-7 PM and a Dia De Los Muertos event on November 4 at the Center for Intercultural Relations, co-hosted by Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc., Association of Chicana Activists, and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Franternity, Inc. Come for "altores," entertainment, face-painting, and food!

2. QSA: Big Gay BBQ next Thursday at 4 PM at Scripps Cottage, there will be free food and a drag show. QSA will also be holding a tailgate party on November 23 before the Boise State football game.

3. WOA: Come to meetings on Wednesdays at 3:30-4:30 PM in Aztec Mesa 101. Tabling at the flag pole for the Love Your Body event happening on November 13.

4. JSU: Having a canned food drive with numerous religious groups from October 30-December 1 to benefit local banks.

5. MEChA: High School Conference on November 16! If you want to volunteer, contact

6. VSA: 4th general body meeting of the semester is this Thursday, October 31 at 5 PM in Aztec Mesa 103. Feel free to come dressed up for Halloween.

7. AB Samahan: Beginning to plan workshops for the High School Conference on April 11. Please e-mail, if you would like to host a workshop. The organizations general meeting will be in AL 101 this week.

H. Christina Brown, Executive Director:

1. There is so much excitement about the opening of the Aztec Student Union! All of A.S. departments will be back together in one building and this will help all the efforts of strengthening all the Campus Life Council commissions.

2. Christina has been spending a lot of time with Morgan handling the programming of the Aztec Student Union grand opening events. Everyday has a theme and there will be a ribbon cutting, huge open house, and a grand "Legacy of Leadership" gala.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.


Executive Vice President Becca Cohen adjourned the meeting at 5:15 PM.